USA's Top Daily Chess News Blog, Informative, Fun, and Positive

hosted by Chess Queen™ & 12th Women's World Chess Champion Alexandra Kosteniuk


Friday, April 1, 2011

Twelve GMs on 7/9 at European Championship

Chess blog for latest chess news and chess trivia (c) Alexandra Kosteniuk, 2011

Hi everyone,

With a third consecutive draw, Vladimir Potkin allowed five GMs to join him in the lead in round 8 of the European Championship. In the 9th round the first five boards split the point, and so with two rounds to go 12 players are sharing the lead with 7/9 in Aix les Bains, including Judit Polgar.

The 12th European Individual Chess Championship is being held from March 21 till April 3rd, 2011 in Aix les Bain, France. It’s an 11-round Swiss system with a total of 407 participants (172 GMs). There are 23 qualification spots for the World Cup 2011 in August-September in Khanty-Mansiysk (Russia). The games start every day at 15:00 CET (live here). 

Here are some nice games from the championship. 

You can access the official website here. Also now, an interview with chess legend Garry Kasparov.

From Alexandra Kosteniuk's
Also see her personal blog at

Labels: ,


Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.

Subscribe to Post Comments [Atom]

<< Home